“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.”
Matthew 10:32 NIV
You grow spiritually when you reach out with newfound compassion and understanding to acknowledge and comfort another who grieves. When you embrace others who are grieving the loss of a loved one, you offer them the support of a profound, shared experience. In your outreach you acknowledge to them the power and presence of God in grief.
God, I acknowledge with gratitude your abiding presence in grief. May I extend your hand through mine to another who is in need. Amen.
When I acknowledge the power of Christ before others, Christ acknowledges me before God.